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Help me identify a female musician

Postby billy » 01 Jun 2020, 14:28

Help! Trying to recall a recent female musician whose name on the tip of my tongue. The only recollectiomn is a promo/abum cover shot where she is wearing a billowy dress/top and a floppy hat, with owl eye/daisy pattren motifs somewhere. Folky with beats. Possibly Welsh?

Anyhow, very billowy, silky. Photo taken outdoors


OK, so I'm getting billowy white blouse, possibly Napoleonic style hat, owl eye/daisy motifs


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Re: Help me identify a female musician

Postby billy » 01 Jun 2020, 14:32

When I say recent, it could have been five or so years ago ....
mantochanga wrote:Dave Bartram from Showaddywaddy - on telly every week, but most people didn't even know his name. No burdening us with his issues or personal life, just a straightforward entertainer. Navvy!

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Postby billy » 01 Jun 2020, 14:33

The kind of thing that might have been played on Radio 6. She did other styles before this
mantochanga wrote:Dave Bartram from Showaddywaddy - on telly every week, but most people didn't even know his name. No burdening us with his issues or personal life, just a straightforward entertainer. Navvy!

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Postby Sam Stone » 01 Jun 2020, 14:34

billy wrote:
Help! Trying to recall a recent female musician whose name on the tip of my tongue.




Sal Iva?

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Postby billy » 01 Jun 2020, 14:38

Alison Goldfrap! Got there in the end
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Postby The Fish » 01 Jun 2020, 17:05

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was I assume the cover you had in mind
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Postby Positive Passion » 01 Jun 2020, 17:31

I knew from your description itvwould be her.

Best album - the first one. Second best - Supernature. What a great record that is.

I saw them play live a couple of times. She had several electric fans blowing her hair back.

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Re: Help me identify a female musician

Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Jun 2020, 19:07

Yeah, Alison Goldfrapp!
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Jun 2020, 19:08

Positive Passion wrote:I knew from your description itvwould be her.

Best album - the first one. Second best - Supernature. What a great record that is.

I saw them play live a couple of times. She had several electric fans blowing her hair back.


Supernature is pap! Second best record? No way.
IMHO
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Postby Positive Passion » 02 Jun 2020, 04:36

Minnie the Minx wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:I knew from your description itvwould be her.

Best album - the first one. Second best - Supernature. What a great record that is.

I saw them play live a couple of times. She had several electric fans blowing her hair back.


Supernature is pap! Second best record? No way.
IMHO


:D fair enough!

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Re: Help me identify a female musician

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 02 Jun 2020, 12:59

Minnie the Minx wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:I knew from your description itvwould be her.

Best album - the first one. Second best - Supernature. What a great record that is.

I saw them play live a couple of times. She had several electric fans blowing her hair back.


Supernature is pap! Second best record? No way.
IMHO


What order, best to worst, would you put them in?

Didn't know Goldfrapp had released 7 albums. Last one I remember being pushed was "Head First" in 2010.
Truth be told I have noticed few new music releases since 2012/13 which is better than a lot of folk on here but still pretty shabby.
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Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 02 Jun 2020, 13:00

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Re: Help me identify a female musician

Postby Minnie the Minx » 04 Jun 2020, 00:59

Positive Passion wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:I knew from your description itvwould be her.

Best album - the first one. Second best - Supernature. What a great record that is.

I saw them play live a couple of times. She had several electric fans blowing her hair back.


Supernature is pap! Second best record? No way.
IMHO


:D fair enough!


Actually, I was thinking of Head First and not Supernature -sorry! I like Supernature well enough.
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Re: Help me identify a female musician

Postby Minnie the Minx » 04 Jun 2020, 01:00

50 Shades Of Blue wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:I knew from your description itvwould be her.

Best album - the first one. Second best - Supernature. What a great record that is.

I saw them play live a couple of times. She had several electric fans blowing her hair back.


Supernature is pap! Second best record? No way.
IMHO


What order, best to worst, would you put them in?

Didn't know Goldfrapp had released 7 albums. Last one I remember being pushed was "Head First" in 2010.
Truth be told I have noticed few new music releases since 2012/13 which is better than a lot of folk on here but still pretty shabby.


I'l go away and have a think about this actually. It's not as easy as it seems...
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Re: Help me identify a female musician

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 05 Jun 2020, 00:31

Minnie the Minx wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:
Supernature is pap! Second best record? No way.
IMHO


:D fair enough!


Actually, I was thinking of Head First and not Supernature -sorry! I like Supernature well enough.


That's good because I have "Supernature" and not "Head First"
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Re: Help me identify a female musician

Postby The Modernist » 07 Jun 2020, 09:59

Felt Mountain is an absolute masterpiece.
Nothing else by them comes close.

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Re: Help me identify a female musician

Postby Minnie the Minx » 07 Jun 2020, 22:10

I'd rate em like this:

1. Felt Mountain/Black Cherry
2. Seventh Tree
3. Tales of Us
4. Supernature
5. Silver Eye
6. Head First

Felt Mountain is such an extraordinary album, but it is so completely different from Black Cherry and I love them both equally. Seventh Tree is beautiful, and has sentimental value to me (we used the instrumental of 'Clowns' as the entrance to the wedding). Tales of Us is not a million miles away from Seventh Tree, and I recommend watching the corresponding film. Supernature has a couple of great tracks but I find most of it a bit meh. I just never clicked with Head First and I have only listened to Silver Eye about three times. I probably should go and dig in to them again and see if my opinion changes.
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Re: Help me identify a female musician

Postby Muskrat » 08 Jun 2020, 06:07

I remember having identified a female musician once, and it turned out to be the first Bowie album,
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Postby Deebank » 08 Jun 2020, 20:54

They are all great but I think Tales of us is the most consistently brilliant.

Head First is the lightest and Poppiest - ABBA and Kylie seem to Be the inspiration. I really like it now But it took a while.

Saw them in Bristol on their last tour and she/they were superb.
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